Dublin and Belfast Inter-City Cup

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The Dublin and Belfast Inter-city Cup was a soccer competition that ran for eight seasons in Ireland between and including 1941/42-1948/49. Each season's competition consisted of 6 teams from each of the 2 jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, the Irish Football Association and the Football Association of Ireland. Played in knock out format, the matches were played on a two leg basis. Dalymount Park, Dublin was used as the home venue by all the League of Ireland clubs. For the second round of the competition, the six first round winners were joined by the two best losers. It was an extremely popular competition, adding variety to the restricted war-time football diet and generated much needed and significant revenues to the competing clubs.

History[edit]

1941-42 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1-0 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers
1942-43 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2-2 Republic of Ireland Bohemians (on aggregate, Shamrock Rovers won on corners)
1943-44 Northern Ireland Glentoran 5-4 Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1944-45 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 3-2 Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1945-46 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic (on aggregate)
1946-47 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Republic of Ireland Drumcondra (on aggregate)
1947-48 Northern Ireland Belfast Celtic and Northern Ireland Distillery declared joint winners
1948-49 Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 3-0 Republic of Ireland Dundalk

Summary of Finalists[edit]

Club Winners Runners-Up
Shamrock Rovers 4 1
Belfast Celtic 1* 3
Dundalk 1 1
Bohemians 1 1
Glentoran 1 0
Distillery 1* 0
Drumcondra 0 1
  • * Includes shared title.

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